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Two ships of the Tau'ri fleet.

"How many ships do we have available?"
Rodney McKay[1]

The Tau'ri Fleet includes all Earth-built space vessels, as well as those acquired from ally and enemy races. These ships not only serve as a means of defending Earth from various alien threats, such as the Goa'uld, Lucian Alliance, and Wraith, but also as a means of transportation to planets not accessible by Stargate.

Furthermore, these ships render assistance as needed to SG teams, including Stargate Command's flagship team, SG-1, and the Atlantis Expedition's flagship team, First Atlantis Reconnaissance Team or "AR-1" in both the Milky Way and Pegasus galaxies, respectively.

Fleet history

Early attempts

"Up till now, we haven't had a platform from which we could launch an attack against a Goa'uld ship... now we do."
Samantha Carter[2]

The Stargate Program was created with a mandate of acquiring knowledge, allies, and technology for the defense of the Earth. To this end, significant focus was placed upon the development of spacecraft capable of defending Earth from orbital attack.

By September 2000, after over five years of researching alien technologies discovered on off-world missions, along with billions of dollars of work, several prototype models, and several failures, the Tau'ri were eventually able to construct their first glider vessel based on alien technology. That was the X-301 Interceptor - a Tau'ri/Goa'uld hybrid. While it initially showed great promise in fulfilling this role, the craft ultimately failed due to its heavy reliance on alien components and was left stranded in space during a test flight. (SG1: "Tangent")

The F-302

"Now, while many of the 302's systems were retro-engineered from Goa'uld technology, it is entirely human built."
Samantha Carter[3]

By June 2002, following the failed flight tests of the X-301, the United States Air Force took an entirely different approach. This would result in the X-302 hyperspace fighter, which would later enter mass production as the F-302 fighter-interceptor. Unlike its predecessor, the F-302 was built entirely using technology developed on Earth or reverse-engineered from Goa'uld equipment. F-302 fighter-interceptors are now the standard fighter-craft used by the military in the Stargate program, and they are stationed on all Tau'ri Battleships and major off-world bases. (SG1: "Redemption, Part 1", "Fallen")

Introduction of the Battle cruiser

"The Stargate Program has succeeded in acquiring alien technology. So now it's time to devote our resources to exploiting those technologies for planetary defense, namely by building more Daedalus-class ships."
Senator Fisher[4]

It was not long before Earth was able to create its first interstellar battlecruiser, the Prometheus, introduced in February 2003. While the F-302 is generally sufficient to successfully challenge its alien equivalent, the Prometheus was still inferior to the highest classes of battlecruiser operated by most other prominent races in the galaxy. Despite this, the Prometheus represented a massive step in the Tau'ri's development. It played a major role in both the Tau'ri-Goa'uld war and Ori crusade until it was ultimately destroyed in a battle over Tegalus in 2006. (SG1: "Prometheus", "Ethon")

Though plans were made to construct an entire fleet of BC-303s, the introduction of the Daedalus-class battlecruisers in February 2005 ultimately rendered the craft obsolete, leaving the Prometheus as the sole vessel in its class as the Daedalus class battlecruisers were far superior to the Prometheus in terms of technology and weaponry. (SG1: "Enemy Mine", "Moebius, Part 1")

With the assistance of the Asgard, the Tau'ri were able to develop their most advanced ship to date, the Daedalus-class battlecruiser. Since their creation, numerous BC-304s have been constructed. These ships are among the most advanced creations in the Tau'ri's possession and represent the ultimate culmination of everything the Stargate Program sought to achieve — the acquisition of technology capable of defending Earth from its enemies. These ships rival those of most races and have helped establish the Tau'ri as a major military power in both the Milky Way and Pegasus galaxies. (SGA: "The Siege, Part 1") (SG1: "Unending")

Main ships

Image Name Ship Class Role(s) Status Introduced Operated by

Under Command of

X301 N/A X-301 Interceptor Attack Fighter Abandoned in space 2000 USAF Jack O'Neill and Teal'c
The X-301 Interceptor was the Tau'ri's first attempt at developing a space-based combat vessel capable of engaging the Goa'uld. It was ultimately left abandoned in space after falling victim to Apophis's Recall Device.
X-302 N/A X-302 hyperspace fighter Attack Fighter Experimental/Destroyed 2002 USAF Jack O'Neill & Samantha Carter
The X-302 hyperspace fighter was Earth's second try at constructing a combat-capable spacecraft (now successfully) at developing a plane using recovered alien technology at Area 51. Destroyed during the Stargate SG-1 Season 6 episode, Redemption, Part 2.
F-302 N/A F-302 fighter-interceptor Attack Fighter Active 2003 USAF/RFAF Various/Numerous, including Cameron Mitchell, John Sheppard, Evan Lorne.
The F-302 fighter-interceptor is the production model of the X-302 hyperspace fighter, an air and space superiority vehicle operated by the United States Air Force and Russian Federation. Continues to be used to this day and is constantly deployed from various ships.
PrometheusSPace11 Prometheus X-303/BC-303 Battlecruiser Destroyed 2003 USAF William Ronson, then George S. Hammond, then Lionel Pendergast
Earth's first attempt at constructing a vessel capable of engaging a Goa'uld Ha'tak. Carried eight F-302 fighter-interceptors. It was eventually destroyed by an Ori Satelite over the planet, Tegalus, resulting in the death of her C.O, Colonel Lionel Pendergast and thirty-nine personnel assigned to the ship.
DaedyInSpace11 Daedalus BC-304 Deep Space Carrier/Battlecruiser Active 2005 USAF Steven Caldwell
The first of its class, assigned to the Fast Attack Wing in the Pegasus Galaxy until 2009. Still operational today.
Odyssey Odyssey BC-304 Deep Space Carrier/Battlecruiser Active 2006 USAF Paul Emerson, then Samantha Carter, then Ian Davidson, Henry Landry, then Cameron Mitchell
Earth's flagship, the Odyssey became the backbone of Earth's defense after the destruction of the Prometheus. Now being powered by a Zero Point Module, it has many Asgard upgrades due to the fact that the Asgard installed many of their technologies on board the ship before committing mass suicide.
Korolev Korolev BC-304 Deep Space Carrier/Battlecruiser Destroyed 2006 RFAF Colonel Chekov
Given to Russia by the USA in exchange for continued use of their Stargate. Unfortunately, the ship was short-lived as it was destroyed in the Battle of P3Y-229.
ApolloOverEarth Apollo BC-304 Deep Space Carrier/Battlecruiser Active 2007 USAF Colonel Abraham Ellis
The fourth Daedalus-class ship constructed, assigned to the Second Tactical Wing in the Pegasus Galaxy until 2009. Still operational today.
Example Sun Tzu BC-304

[5]

Deep Space Carrier/Battlecruiser Active 2009 Chinese[6] Lt. Colonel Yin[7]
The fifth Daedalus-class ship constructed, participated in the battle against the Super-hive.
GeorgeHammondOverEarth George Hammond BC-304 Deep Space Carrier / Battlecruiser Active 2009 USAF Colonel Samantha Carter
Introduced in an alternate timeline as the Phoenix, where it was assigned to Atlantis. It was later introduced and renamed in the current timeline in honor of Lt. General George S. Hammond who was the first ever Commander in charge in the newly reopened Stargate Program. The Hammond participated in the defense of Icarus Base.


Warning: The following section is ambiguously canon.
Eos ! Eos[8] Unknown Spaceship Active Unknown USAF Unknown
An unknown class of ship which helped solve the Strayka problem.


F-302 bases

Name Number of F-302s Status Operated by
Earth Ground Based + Any onboard orbiting/grounded 304s Active USAF
Several squadrons engaged Anubis' fleet over Antarctica. Also acted as defense and first-strike force during the Battle of the Super-hive.
Alpha Site Unknown Active USAF
Several F-302 fighters were stored in a hangar bay.
Atlantis Unknown Active USAF
Several F-302 fighters stored in the Puddle Jumper Bay.[9]
Alpha Site (Pegasus) Unknown Active USAF
The Pegasus Alpha Site is a site set up by the Atlantis expedition.
Gamma Site Unknown Unknown USAF
Destroyed by self-destruct after being overrun by R-75 insects. Was possibly rebuilt.
Icarus Base Ground Based + Any onboard orbiting/grounded 304s Destroyed USAF
Several F-302 fighters were stored in a hangar bay. Destroyed during the Battle of Icarus Base.

F-302 squadrons

  • Blue Squadron - assigned to Prometheus. It is unknown if the squadron is disbanded or not after the destruction of Prometheus.
  • 1st SFW "Snakeskinners" - Earth/Milky Way
  • 1st TFW "Wraithwaxers" - assigned to Daedalus
  • 2nd TW - assigned to Apollo

Types of Tau'ri Battlecruisers

Designation BC-303 BC-304
Image

PrometheusSPace11

DaedyInSpace11

Manufacturer Tau'ri Tau'ri
Length 195 m 200–225 m
Width 80 m 90–95 m
Height 65 m 70–75 m
Engine
Hyperdrive
  • Interstellar
  • Intergalactic
  • Interstellar
  • Intergalactic
Shielding
Targeting System Earth Targeting Systems Earth Targeting Systems
Armament
Crew 115 ~200
Role
  • Battlecruiser
  • Battlecruiser
  • Deep Space Carrier
Introduced 2003 2005
Speed 110,000 miles/sec 75,000 km/sec – 150,300,225 m/sec
Fuel Naquadria/Naquadah Naquadah
Power plant
Hull Naquadah/Trinium Alloy Naquadah/Trinium Alloy
Sensors Asgard sensor array Asgard sensor array
Complement 8 F-302 fighter-interceptors 8-16 F-302 fighter-interceptors
Transporters
Other systems
Notable ships
References BC-303 BC-304

Major actions

Battle of Antarctica

The Tau'ri fleet engages Anubis' fleet over Antarctica

Odyssey beam weapons

The Tau'ri uses its new Asgard beam weapons to destroy an Ori warship in the Battle of the Asgard Legacy

Plasma-beam-weapons

The Daedalus and Apollo fire their newly acquired Asgard beam weapons.

Non-classified Tau'ri spacecraft

Shuttle

The Tau'ri Space shuttle, Endeavour.

The following is a list of spacecraft constructed by the Tau'ri outside of the Stargate Program.

Alien ships

Orion Planet

The Orion, once commanded by the Tau'ri

In addition to their own fleet, the Tau'ri have acquired numerous vessels of alien origin that at times supplemented their forces.

Ancient origin

Ori origin

Goa'uld origin

Wraith origin

Others

References

  1. Enemy at the Gate
  2. Tangent
  3. Redemption, Part 1
  4. The Ties That Bind
  5. February 1, 2009: Dogs, Mailbag, and NFL – I Renounce Thee! on Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog.
  6. January 31, 2009: I’ll take a DVD, an eight-track cassette, and a tincture of laudanum on Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog.
  7. Stargate SG-1: An Eye for an Eye
  8. Stargate: Vala Mal Doran 5
  9. Grace Under Pressure
  10. Stargate Atlantis: Legacy
Tau'ri spaceship classes
Fighters ( X-301 )  · ( X-302 )  · F-302
Battlecruisers ( X-303 )  · BC-303  · BC-304
Tau'ri Battlecruisers
BC-303 Prometheus
BC-304 Apollo · Daedalus · George Hammond · Korolev · Odyssey · Sun Tzu

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